April 2, 2016 Subject:
A Strong Family Connection
I have a copy of this book because my grandfather was George Ritchie who took over the business from his father and after automating the operation built the company into a million dollar enterprise providing stone for many buildings in Toronto including the Canadian Bank of Commerce building in 1931, which at the time was the tallest building in the British empire. Later my father and his two sisters and a brother in law were directors of the company. This archive material may be of interest as a follow up to the Toronto Star Insight article of March 27, 2016 about the architects who designed many of the buildings along Toronto's early skyline. Dave Ritchie.